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Outreach Programs

Classic Upward Bound

Classic Upward Bound assists high school students from traditionally underrepresented low socio-economic backgrounds prepare for a post-secondary education. Through an integrated and comprehensive set of activities, students are encouraged to learn skills, develop positive attitudes and behaviors, and enhance their academic potential to successfully enter and complete a post-secondary education.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) promotes academic success and increases college retention of migrant first-time freshman students through comprehensive intervention services and strategies that include academic support, mentoring, skill development, advocacy, and financial assistance. The goal of the program is to facilitate academic success and create a smooth transition from high school to university life.


Student Support Services/ASPIRE (SSS/ASPIRE) is a federally funded program designed to develop students academically, assist them with basic college requirements, and motivate them towards successful completion of their postsecondary education. SSS/ASPIRE also provides grant aid to current participants who receive Federal Pell Grants. The goal of SSS/ASPIRE is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) promotes higher education opportunities to low-income, first-generation, college bound students in the Brownsville Independent School District. The program provides 600 students with services designed to encourage, support, and guide participants towards enrolling into a postsecondary program of study. The programs primary goal is to develop an awareness of participants individual strengths and the many academic, financial, and career opportunities available to them through higher education.

Upward Bound Math & Science

Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) assists first-generation high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds prepare for careers in mathematics and science. Through project-based learning experiences, students explore math and science knowledge and skills provided through workshops, college courses, and field experiences. UBMS also assists high school students to become successful college students and positive role models in their respective communities.

As a mentor, I enjoy being able to help students succeed throughout their college years.

Karen Ayala, Student
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